How to save webpages as PDFs on iPhone and iPad

Share Menu Create PDF Safari Closeup

You don’t need a dedicated app to turn webpages into PDF documents on your iPhone or iPad. That’s because Apple has a convenient feature in the Share menu which permits you to do just that, right out of the box and in seamless fashion.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to save a webpage as a PDF document using Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

How to save webpages as PDFs on iPhone and iPad

Step 1: Launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad and visit any webpage you wish to save as a PDF document.

Step 2: Tap the Share icon.

Step 3: Now choose Create PDF.

Create PDF from Webpage Safari on iPhone

Step 4: The currently visited webpage will be turned into a PDF document for you to view or save.

How’s this useful?

There are many ways saving webpages as PDFs might come in handy.

For starters, you might want to save a webpage as a PDF in order to attach it to an email message. I’ve been building a personal archive of various web resources in the PDF form for years and can envision using this nifty little feature on a daily basis.

But why stop there? You can use this in select third-party apps that implement iOS’s native Share controls and work with content that can be exported as PDF.

For instance, I was able to save combined iOS screenshots from the LongScreen app as PDFs. And in Camera+, photos you take can be exported to iBooks as PDFs.

No matter how you look at it, it does feel like Apple’s implementation of this feature has some untapped potential. With that in mind, here’s hoping Apple adds more versatility to the PDF creation process so we can control how these PDFs are created.

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